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Re: Copy Data Question

From: <operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Copy Data Question
Date: 2006-06-23 23:53:06
Message-ID: 20060623235306.2736.qmail@web33309.mail.mud.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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> 3. select into destinationtable from temptable where
> temptable.primarykey not exists
> ( select destinationtable.primarykey
>    from destination table
> );  

Richard,

thanks for the lead...

this worked...

select product_number, product_name,
product_description, quality_standard,
product_entry_date --into t_product
from t_temp
where not exists
  ( select product_number
   from t_product
   where t_temp.product_number =
t_product.product_number
  )
; 

i did have to add a where clause in the subselect to
get what i was after.

"select into" appears to work only with a new table.

iow i can't select into t_product since it already
exists.

that leaves me needing to combine t_products and
t_select_into_output_table.

any ideas?

ps - maybe select into can work with existing tables,
but i don't know how.

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